Friday, September 25, 2009

Blog Hopping with InStyle Stamps

It's the last Friday of the month, and you know what that means - it's time to go blog hopping with InStyle Stamps! This month, the design team has been challenged to show you some Treats! And as usual, we will have some great prizes to give away, so make sure to read all the way down to the bottom of the post to see how you can get entered into a drawing for some great goodies!

For my project, I decided to use the adorable new Anime image, Patches. Isn't he a cutie?

My little nephew, Ryan, dressed up as a pumpkin for his first Halloween last year, so every time I see Patches, it makes me think of him (he's a cutie, too!).

I love using the Staples brand gel pens for work, and they come in clear plastic boxes that are just too nice to toss once the pens are gone. I re-purposed one into a treat container by making a new insert for it and tying a little ribbon around the outside. (Please excuse the slight waviness at the bottom of the box. The clear plastic kept picking up all kinds of reflections.)

Patches was colored with copic markers, and then layered using Rectangle & Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities. The pretty orange polka-dotted background paper is from an ancient DCWV paper stack that I've had for 4+ years. Have I mentioned that I hoard paper? LOL!

For the back of the box, I downloaded Meltdown, a Halloween-appropriate font from and printed off my sentiment. The center of each letter was colored in with a YR14 copic marker.

On to the Blog Hop details...

We will be giving away a Grand Prize to one lucky Blog Hop participant and also have a prize for one lucky design team member. To enter, hop through the design team’s blogs, (leaving a comment at each stop, of course!) and then go to the InStyle Stamps blog and vote for the designer who's project inspired you the most. (You're going to vote for me, right? LOL!) Then, in order to be entered into the drawing to win the grand prize, leave us a comment on that post answering the following question:

"What is your favorite fall treat?"

My favorite fall treat is fresh apple cider from The Cider Mill in Endicott, NY. Mmmm. If you are ever in the area, make sure to stop by to get a gallon of it. It is freshly squeezed, and is so much better than that stuff you can get at the grocery store.

Thanks for reading my ramblings. Now what are you waiting for? Get hopping!



Lysa said...

This is super cute! Going to have to look for that font now too!

Piali said...

SOOOOOOOOO Cute!!! Love how you colored Patches...great font too.

Kim said...

Melissa what an adorable project and your real life Patches (Ryan) is so darn adorable! Thanks so much for sharing him with us!
Hugs~ Kim

Sharon Caudle said...

How cute! I love that you recycled your pen container into a treat box! And Ryan is a true cutie patootie!! Great projects! hugs!

Jodi said...

Very cute box! I love paper too, and have to be sure to use as much as I can. Patches is colored sooo cute!!
Love Ryan in his costume too!
Jodi =)

Maylee said...

Your nephew is a doll! Love you coloring of Pathes, and that treat box is awesome.

craftingmanda said...

great box i love it

Lelia said...

Love the repurposed box! I do that too! Ryan is such a doll! :O)

scrappinmomto2girls said...

aww he is sooo cute :) the baby I mean LOL your creations are awesome!! I love the card that image is sooo adorable!!

MsJay said...

Very nice.

kylasgrams said...

Patches is soooo very cute! --My favorite treat is Skittles - tropical flavored.

margie c said...

Awww! Both pumpkins are sooo cute!!! ;)

TFS :*)
~ margie

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